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Burnley vs. Blues

Turf Moor

Tuesday, 17 September

19:45 BST

Blues Looking For Points At Turf Moor

Birmingham City take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday night, still feeling a bit hard done by after the narrow defeat at Loftus Road on Saturday.

But they did play pretty well and that will give them a boost ahead of the trip to Lancashire and their performance against what must be the favourites to go up this season means the lads can go into this one with their heads held high.

Burnley are sitting in fifth place in the league at the moment and they were left frustrated at Turf Moor on Saturday when their most fiercest rivals, Blackburn Rovers, snatched a draw late on after it looked like the Clarets had done enough to take all the points.

Should be a good game and we could really do with something from the game, it's not beyond us.

Vital Quotes:

Lee Clark: "You know, the funny thing is this time last season we were four points better off and the level of performance was nowhere near what we`ve had this season.

"And that`s what makes is so frustrating.

"I said we wasted the early part of last season. And results-wise, it sounds to be the same.

"But in terms of performance, this is a far superior level.

"The players just aren`t getting what they deserve at this moment in time.

"I have got total belief that when get that one win, things will alter.

"I certainly don`t want to change the quality they are playing with."


(Birmingham Mail)

Burnley Team News:

No new injuries to worry about after Saturday's draw.

Midfielder Junior Stanislas will be hoping for a start after scoring the goal against Blackburn after coming on as sub last time out.

Winger Ross Wallace (knee) is out until the new year.

Player to watch: Danny Ings

Since the Clarets lost Austin, their top scorer for last season, Danny Ings has stepped up to the plate with five in all competitions so far.

Blues Team News:

Captain Paul Robinson will miss this game because of reaching five bookings, so he has been gifted a one game ban by our friends at the Football League.

Midfielder Hayden Mullins will have a calf injury assessed, while striker Nikola Zigic and defender David Murphy both stand a chance of playing.

Blues (from): Randolph, Caddis, Hancox, Ferguson, Bartley, Burn, Spector, Burke, Elliott, Adeyemi, Ambrose, Reilly, Lee, Allan, Brown, Shinnie, Novak, Green, Lovenkrands, Doyle.

Player to watch: Nikola Zigic

Will be hoping to hit the ground running if he plays, good display on his comeback the other night for the U21's against Leeds. Scored a stunner.

Match Facts & Stats

Birmingham are on a five-match unbeaten run against Burnley (W4, D1).

Burnley have avoided defeat in five of their six league games, and are defending an unbeaten home record.

Should the Clarets be beaten, it would be their 200th home loss in second level league football.

34 year old defender Paul Robinson has picked up a yellow card in all but one of Birmingham's six league games to date.

Ref Watch:

Mark Brown - East Yorkshire

Brown has refereed just 92 games in his short career in total, he has given out 68 yellow cards and two Reds.

Match Prediction:

Blues to bounce back with a good 2-2 draw.

Next Fixtures:

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Date:Tuesday September 17 2013

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